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chris phillips -
DaneBramage has it right. This is a perfect Bird Song. Cumberland is sweet too although it has a splice early on. Tennessee is tight.
Subject: love this show
I love this show here. Bobby has a frog in his throat... Sounds to me like he is sick and that adds alittle something extra. Love the sing me back home here. Donna is a bit much for my liking with her screams. I did read somewhere that the crowd would alwatys chear when she did it though.
check out the sugar mag for bobbys voice sounding horse
Subject: Grateful, Stills, Nash & Dead
12-12-72...12 hours in a day, 12 hours at night, 12 months in a year, 12 astrological houses, 12 tones in western music, 12 letters in Grateful Dead. The way this show sounds, they like the 12th day of the 12th month also! This may be the BEST SINGING from the entire group at one time that I have heard. I mean, most times I see 5 star reviews I understand that there will be out of tune singing from any number of the band and that is a given. Well, they are spot on during this show! I was always left scratching my head wondering where Bob was going with the screams in Sugar Magnolia... this show executes his intentions. Even Donna, I said, EVEN DONNA is in tune, on time and perfectly mixed! Orion and his Sagittarius stars were certainly aligned on this night. The Bird Song SOARS, absolutely one of the best I've heard, if not THE best. Same with most of the set, especially Playin'. This is a solid 5 star show that would be 5 to the 5th power if we could hear Phil's bass interaction better. So if one of you audio wizards would kindly bump the bass up to 11 we may be in the rarified air of top 10% of all shows (in my humble opinion).
Evan S. Hunt -
Subject: Tues Night Into Wed Morning
Two-thirty a.m. in San Francisco. Rapturous.
When we all walked out there was absolutely no activity in the streets. San Francisco was as dead as I have ever seen it ~ save after Loma Prieta.
This show was more crowded than the previous night. I was by myself. Or, perhaps, beside myself. I drove to the concert and back and got home around five a.m. It was a nice easy night. Everyone you met was meeting up with a friend. It was effortless to move around and no matter you stood or sat you were welcomed by family.
This is just good ol' plug and play Grateful Dead.
Amazing presentation here.
I attended four concerts at Winterland within 21 days in December 1972. All three were amazing. The band was relaxed. It was a Deadheads Only Private Affair. By then we were at least 5400 strong.
Perhaps you may have read my other reviews about this run of shows ~ how we had to endure the cold weather and I must explain. Some of you reading this may be from cold climates and think that 20 degrees is balmy, but by San Francisco standards, 20 degrees is bone-chilling cold.
The audience numbers were slimmer than I had come to expect. I am certain that at least one of these shows was not a sell-out, which was unheard of for the Dead at this stage of their popularity.
Yeah, they wore the "nudie suits" blah blah. No serious Head was even considering nudie siuts. It was a pleasant chuckle. A token of the band's playfulness. It didn't make any difference. We were there, first and foremost, to hear the music.
Three nights in a row this group laid it down in all perfection.
Very thankful to various Heads and Archives.com to finally hear this beautiful show.
It was a time like there will never ever be.
Sick rhythm sections where the second guitar or piano solo is supposed to be
Subject: Tremendous upgrade
Thanks to Charlie Miller, this show sparkles from beginning to end and renders the other version on this site worthless. DEFINITELY D/L this version, you won't be sorry. Great Bird Song, Playin' and Truckin>O1 jam.
All Dead shows from 1972 have their moments, and this one does too. Playing In The Band, The Other One and Going Down The Road stand out, and an endlessly inventive Keith Godchaux is very audible in the mix. It's a pretty good show, but not really that memorable unless it was, like, your first rock concert or something.
Which in my case it was. Suffice to say, Jerry, Keith and Bob wore spangled Nudie suits, and for all I knew that was what they always wore. The Allman Brothers were supposed to open, but Berry Oakley died and the Rowan Brothers (with Chris and Lorin Rowan, and David Grisman on organ) filled in for this night. However, up until the time the Dead came on stage, the Rowan Brothers were the best band I had ever seen.
But all that's another story.